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paulraj
11-01-2006, 09:12 AM
Hi,

Is there any idea about,

Can we use 120GB/5400rpm hard disk in P4 note book? Will it affect the speed of getting data from HD?

Can anyone tell me the relationship between ram, processor and HD? I mean if we upgrade any one of this component, meantime should we need to upgrade the others?

Thanks in advance:sm35:
paul

Narayana
11-01-2006, 10:44 AM
"Can we use 120GB/5400rpm hard disk in P4 note book?"

Yes, as long as you have enough RAM, i think.

Processor takes programs stored in HDD, puts them in RAM, and executes it. When you increase the HDD size, the OS may have to keep indexing it, you'll naturally put in more programs, etc. So its better to upgrade your RAM too. If you have to run memory intensive programs(photo editing/modelling SW, encoding videos etc..) its better to have more RAM( to decrease the use of something called virtual memory, which is essentially HDD space used as ram.)

So I guess you can upgrad HDD and RAM(both or either) without touching the others. If you upgrade processor, better do the rest tooo.

i hope what i have "guessed" is correct...

Idiot
11-01-2006, 10:56 AM
is that the same. when v use Exteernal hard disk ? :think:

Narayana
11-01-2006, 11:34 AM
is that the same. when v use Exteernal hard disk ?:think:

i don't know. :confused: Never worked with Ext. HDDs.... :think::think:

paulraj
11-01-2006, 02:02 PM
Narayanan,

Thanks for your information and it is really useful.

IIg,
External HDD data transferring ability depends on
1. USB port number (either 1 or 2).

2. And also based on the chip used in the external HDD box, which connect the HDD and the USB port.

3.RAM

paul